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Tickets for Herculaneum Archeological Park: Entry + PemCards Postcard

History at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

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Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
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Admission to Herculaneum Archaeological Park
A Pemcard printed postcard. It can be sent all over the world (see the instructions)

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  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town that was better preserved than Pompeii after Mount Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD
  • Walk among ancient villas, tavernas, and bathhouses and see clothes and furniture kept intact by the volcanic eruption
  • Escape the modern cities and take a historical day trip from either Rome, Naples or Sorrento

If big-budget sword-and-sandal flick Pompeii got you hot and flustered, prepare for Herculaneum - an ancient Roman town that has, most unfairly, been overshadowed by Pompeii's fame. Herculaneum is, in fact, more interesting, better preserved and far easier to navigate. See clothing, mosaics, and frescoes in their near-perfect Roman glory and imagine life before Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD.

When Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was quickly buried in ash. Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian), being upwind, was destroyed over 12 hours later when a 400° C blast of searing ash, pumice, rock and volcanic gas struck at over 100 km/h, essentially pausing the town in that moment.

See the old arena, as big as a city block, and The Palestra (Main Hall) which was home to a giant statue of Hercules, hence the town's name. If you explore with an audio guide (€8) you'll get a great sense of the history.

A modern-day visit to Herculaneum puts you in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, in a town that was wealthier than Pompeii and better preserved. And that wealth is on full display here: in the marble of the bathhouses, in the furniture, even in the items of clothing that were all kept intact, thanks to the volcanic ash and debris which coated it all, acting like a magic time-freezer.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office, and you will enter the first timeslot available
  • You will receive the code to activate your PemCards credit: Pemcards allows you to turn any photo into a real postcard and send it via smartphone all over the world

To get there: Getting take the Circumvesuviana train at Naples Garibaldi station and get off at Ercolano Scavi.

Herculaneum Archaeological Park entrance ticket price

  • Adult 18+: €13
  • Reduced (18-25 EU): €2
  • Free Entrance (0-17): €0
Monday 09:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday Closed
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30
Herculaneum
Corso Resina, 80056, Ercolano
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Lorenzo,  Brazil Brazil
13 Nov 2023
Excellent
Great experience! Guide Chiara had profound knowledge of Herculaneum's history, and the use of VR glasses added another dimension to the historical tour. Definitely worth it!
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Sam,  United States United States
02 Nov 2023
Excellent
Excellent! Very easy to get tickets online from USA. The whole experience was great!excellent and went smoothly without a hitch! Herculaneum is beautifully preserved and people working there are...
Excellent! Very easy to get tickets online from USA. The whole experience was great!excellent and went smoothly without a hitch! Herculaneum is beautifully preserved and people working there are extremely helpful and very courteous! Thank you!
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Ran,  Israel Israel
17 Apr 2024
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